The James Bond Files Volume 1
(Casino Royale, Moonraker, Live and Let Die)
by Ian Fleming
Originally published in 1953-55, these are the first Bond books (having been endorsed by Javier Marias in Your Face Tomorrow, they now have an official litarary pedigree for me, but I had this collection before I found that out), which didn't become popular reading material until the films began being made, but even then, I'm not sure many have actually read them, which is certainly a little strange. I'm glad to have at least some of them in my collection.
Bookshelf status: unread.